A trilogy nearing the end of its second installment, Deus Ex Freak's two-story series stands as some of the best Oblivion work on the fanfiction.net. His first story, Rogue Province, Rogue Agent, is a rare Dark Brotherhood-centric story that dosen't involve shipping with a nearly completed sequel, Bedrock of the Betmer. These two works feature solid writing and interesting yet well-founded twists on Tamrielic lore. For a genficcer, these tales are true treats
A truly excellent series of stories set in the same universe but mostly unconnected to each other. Notable for its exotic, gritty and often downright strange choice of characters and premises, the beautifully subtle and realistic friendship and love arcs and the unpredictable storytelling that defies patterns and established norms of how a story should go after this or that.
Heiwako's main series follows the Dragonborn from burnt-out hero to Listener of the Dark Brotherhood. It includes three novel-length stories and a collection of novellas and short stories: Darkness Rises When Silence Dies (her first lengthy fiction, a little rough in places but still good), which picks up after the main quest with Diana the Dragonborn attempting to figure out what to do with her life now that Alduin is defeated; For the Future of Skyrim, which deals with the consequences of her becoming Hecate the Listener and working out her anger issues; The Dark Brotherhood Forever, a series of short stories and novellas about the future of the Dark Brotherhood; and Diana Dragonborn, a prequel about Diana before becoming the hero of legend up through her battle with Alduin. The author has also stated she will soon start on a story set between For the Future of Skyrim and The Dark Brotherhood Forever; entitled Breath and Focus, it will be another novel-length fiction which follows Hecate through the resolution of the civil war plotline.
Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.The Divine Champion by Phantom X 0990
An in-progress Skyrim fic that follows the tale of the Dragonborn, who just happens to be Talos returned to the mortal world to stop Alduin. It follows the stories of numerous original and in game characters with each chapter containing multiple character perspectives happening all over Skyrim. The simple and to the point writing style make this an interesting read.
Though not done yet the author has promised a sequel.
Doesn't follow the in game questline, like so many other cardboard cut out Dovahkiins.
ff.net summary: Alduin the World Eater has returned to finish what began centuries ago. Only now there are no Dragonborn to stand in his way. Except one, the one they made a god; Talos himself. The god of men has returned to Skyrim to reclaim his glory, and stop Alduin.
Oblivion's main quest and all of its trials and tribulations condensed, distilled and crystallised into a series of drabbles each roughly ten sentences long. If for nothing else, read it for the awe factor and hope you can someday become as good at putting so much meaning into so few words as the author is.
An excellent journal of Arvil Bren, "a wizard of Breton descent" who goes on to become the Nerevarine. Unfortunately, a Dead Fic. Word of God says it was because Arvil was too overpowered to be fun to play.
More or less exactly what it sounds like: A novelization of the Dark Brotherhood plotline. It adds a few twists of its own, though, and intersects with the main plot of Oblivion every now and then. Very well written with solid characterization, but it doesn't pull any punches, which means that it is dark. Gets into Lucian/OC territory as well.
Synopsis: He was a broken, crippled man and she was from a race of semi-mythical monsters. And yet, this peculiar duo is the last, best hope a crumbling Skyrim has for survival. The gods truly have a sense of humour, it seems.
Features an emaciated captive of the Falmer and a Falmer slave. Together they escape into the surface and generally try to survive. Not only is it well written, but it also gives the Falmer some depth.
A novel-length Skyrim fanfiction following the life and times of Aventus Aretino, a young boy who loses his mother, and his salvation by the Dark Brotherhood. Set in the same continuity as and acts as a companion story to Heiwako's main series (see above). Finished.
The author is currently working on a sequel, The Age of Assassins.
Some days you have to settle for what you can get. For a Vigilant of Stendarr, if a bad day involves shadowy plots and the inkling that you are at the whims of Divines and Daedra, you would pray dysfunctional teammates should be the least of your worries.
Gorgoth gro-Kharz, a brutal warrior-shaman from Orsinium, didn't expect to end up as the champion of the Nine, acclaimed by many as the Hero of Kvatch. But now that he finally has a cause worth fighting for, he and his new comrades will stop at nothing to defeat Mehrunes Dagon.
A Doorstopper-length novelisation of Oblivion and the adventures of the Hero of Kvatch. Notably, this story incorporates all the major questlines in the game and many of the minor ones, as well, while developing the setting and many minor characters into fully fleshed-out individuals. At the core of it is the fascinating character arc of the protagonist. Filled to the brim with both drama and humour as well as a more logical approach to some of the game's unreasonable elements. An excellent and very satisfying read, well worth the time.
Seconded by Derko5. This is just a great novelization of an already great story. But, I must say that it starts off a little shaky and some twists seem to come from left field, though that should be forgivable considering that this was the author's first attempt at storytelling. A must read for anyone who's played the game.
Summary: The Oblivion Crisis is over, the Empire is without an heir, and Chancellor Ocato is desperately struggling to keep the Empiretogether. Then an Elder Scroll is stolen and his bodyguard murdered, and now he needs to replace a woman he has no time to mourn.
The pairing may be utter crack, but the author makes it work. There is only the merest beginnings of actual romance as of yet, but the slow buildup works fantastically and is quite believable.
Summary: Theoretically, the red-headed Dragonborn should be fire in the bed, right? But after some conflicting stories from some drunken twins one late night at the Bannered Mare, the question on everyone's lips is... whose bed?
This is easily the funniest fanfic I've ever read. Everything about it, from the premise to the story itself, is just utterly hilarious. The author does an amazing job of giving each of the narrators a distinct voice, and it resolves itself in a way that makes a surprising amount of sense. There are some killer one-liners, too.
Tags: ProbablyNot Safe for Work; the stories are cut off before anything explicit is described, and neither does it focus on the acts themselves.
Summary: Tiberia Morwyn has been cracking skulls for the Stormcloaks ever since she took care of Alduin, but her latest assignment, infiltrating the Thieves Guild, leaves her wondering what, exactly, she stands for, and who, exactly, she stands with. When her past catches up to her present, it's all she can do to bunker down before the firestorm.
I started off thinking this would be yet another typical follow the quests line for line story. I was sorely proven wrong. This is no simple retelling of the story. It's a new spin to a familiar story and the author does it beautifully by using her character to build and add to the characters we already know and love.